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Thread: What is RAID?




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    :confused: Can anyone explain to me what RAID is please? And more importantly, what is it used for? Thanks

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    It is a means of using multiple hard drives and forcing them to work in tandem to create a faster storage system in your machine. Some use it for added speed, some for the greater storage capacities, somce in a manner that allows for a full-blown mirror of the data to help prevent loss of important information.
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    So can I assume that other devices such as CD-ROMS and DVD-ROMS can be used on RAID?

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    Not in a RAID they can't, just hard drives. ;)

    If the RAID controller can double as an IDE controller then in some cases yes another type of drive can be used with hard drives but no RAID. :)
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    http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.html?i=1491

    One day i printed this, read it through over breakfast and since have become a RAID god.


    ...well... maybe not a "god", but you get it.

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